Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet says that with the arrival of Jürgen Klopp at Anfield there is a renewed energy at the club, and that the Germans infectious personality has already started to rub off on some of the players.
“As you can see he is very enthusiastic and very ambitious,” Mignolet said.
“On the line you can see that and it rubs off on the players. He is very positive and he wants everyone to go full blast, like he is as well. And that is good because it goes on to the young players and they can thrive on that.
“His sense of humour is different. It is not English, it is German. It’s nice and he’s a good man.
“Every manager has his own style and tactics and he worked hard this week to make sure we put them under pressure. He speaks with everybody and what is good is he gives people confidence.
“He wants us to go 100% and that positivity, enthusiasm and ambition is a positive for every individual.”
The current Belgium No.1 watched on as Liverpool dominated the first 20 minutes of their 0-0 draw with Tottenham at White Hart Lane last Saturday before being called upon to make a trio of top-class saves.
“Everybody was pleased with the performance,” Mignolet said.
“With just three days after the international break, it is difficult to chance things. But it was obvious what he wanted to do – press them high and make it difficult for them to play.
“We did what the gaffer wanted us to do and tried to make it difficult for them to play football. Those chances we did give away you want to be there as a keeper and help out your team.
“He congratulated me but that is not really important. I am happy I made those saves, but I will keep both feet on the floor and not get carried away.
“Maybe with the ball we can be a bit better and try to keep the ball. We had a chance in the first half when he hit the bar and it was unfortunate because if that goes in it is a different game.
“But there is time to improve and to keep a clean sheet away to Tottenham is a positive and we can look forward to the next game.”